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Jumpstart 2022
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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description two half decks in an oval
Release date December 2, 2022
Plane Multiversal
Keywords/​ability words Various
Set size 51 + 768
Expansion code J22[1]
Jumpstart series
Jumpstart Jumpstart 2022 Jumpstart 2025
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
30th Anniversary Edition Jumpstart 2022 Starter Commander Decks
J22 expansion symbol

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Jumpstart 2022
For other uses, see Jumpstart (disambiguation).

Jumpstart 2022 is a supplemental Magic booster set with mostly reprints and some new cards. It was released on December 2, 2022.[2][3][4]

Set details[ | ]

Jumpstart 2022 is the follow-up to the first Jumpstart. It features a new Booster Fun card treatment, a new-to-Magic card in every pack, and dozens of themes to mix and match, with plenty of reprints.[5] The set contains 768 reprints, and 51 new cards that are designed to help fill out some of the themes.

The set is compatible with Set Jumpstart releases, meaning that the half decks can be played with set-specific Jumpstart Boosters from Dominaria United or The Brothers' War and beyond.[6]

Marketing[ | ]

Jumpstart 2022 is sold in 20-card Jumpstart Boosters, with 24 boosters per booster box and in 2-Pack Boosters. Each booster contains a face card (the "Pack Summary card") that indicates the pack's theme and color. The 20 cards include one new designed card and a Booster Fun card in anime style.[5][7]

The contents of each pack fit one of 46 randomly-chosen themes, with each theme having a "rarity" of common, rare, or mythic rare. Common and rare themes have multiple variations of their pack contents; in total, there are 121 possible pack contents. All boosters contain at least one rare, and one in three boosters includes an extra rare. Within each pack, seven or eight of the 20 cards are lands and the rest are spells.

Events[ | ]

Promo[ | ]

Themes and mechanics[ | ]

There are 46 themes that range from the familiar to the curious.[5] Common themes are each represented four times in different variations among the 121 packs, rare themes twice, and mythic themes are represented only once. The rarity of a given pack should not be taken as an indication of power level; but rather how replayable the theme is. The variant decklists of a given theme always have the same general flavor, mana curve, and game plan. In addition to the colorless Urza's, each color features 2 mythic themes, 3 rare themes, and 4 common themes.

Name Color Rarity Theme Rares Mythics
Knights[8] {W} Mythic Knights Balan, Wandering Knight The Circle of Loyalty
Vehicles[9] {W} Mythic Vehicles Peacewalker Colossus Lita, Mechanical Engineer
Constellation[9] {W} Rare Constellation / Enchantments Archon of Sun's Grace, Sigil of the Empty Throne
Teamwork[9] {W} Rare Creature strengthening abilities Agrus Kos, Eternal Soldier, Taranika, Akroan Veteran
Spirits[9] {W} Rare Spirits Angel of Flight Alabaster, Selfless Spirit, Hour of Reckoning
Holy[9] {W} Common Angels Blessed Sanctuary, Valkyrie Harbinger, Righteous Valkyrie Lyra Dawnbringer
Law[6] {W} Common Justice and peace keeping Archon of Justice, Decree of Justice, Isamaru, Hound of Konda, Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker Gideon, Champion of Justice
Cats[6] {W} Common Cats Regal Caracal, Trove Warden, Felidar Retreat, Leonin Warleader Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Blink {W} Common Flicker effects Preston, the Vanisher, Panharmonicon Emiel, the Blessed
Shapeshifters[10] {U} Mythic Shapeshifters Gigantoplasm Pirated Copy
Snow[7] {U} Mythic Snow Marit Lage's Slumber Isu the Abominable
Faeries {U} Rare Faeries Wavebreak Hippocamp, Stolen by the Fae Vendilion Clique
Go to School[9] {U} Rare Teaching Barrin, Tolarian Archmage, Multiple Choice, Rhystic Study
Scrying[9] {U} Rare Scrying Kenessos, Priest of Thassa, Djinn of Wishes
Think Again[8] {U} Common Draw two cards per turn Alandra, Sky Dreamer, Faerie Formation Jace, Arcane Strategist
Detective[6] {U} Common Investigate / Clue tokens Psychosis Crawler, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Shimmer Dragon, Tamiyo's Journal Mechanized Production, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage
Merfolk[9] {U} Common Merfolk Seafloor Oracle, Harbinger of the Tides, Merfolk Sovereign Svyelun of Sea and Sky
Inventive[9] {U} Common Artifacts and Artificers Hangarback Walker, Steel Overseer, Thopter Spy Network, Solemn Simulacrum Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Rats[9] {B} Mythic Rats Ogre Slumlord Ashcoat of the Shadow Swarm
Unlucky Thirteen[8] {B} Mythic Alternate-win with Triskaidekaphobia Triskaidekaphobia Tree of Perdition
Demons[9] {B} Rare Demons Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Demon of Catastrophes, Seizan, Perverter of Truth
Boneyard[9] {B} Rare Reanimation Oversold Cemetery, Graveblade Marauder Shadowborn Demon
Morbid[9] {B} Rare Morbid Priest of the Blood Rite, Skirsdag High Priest Reaper from the Abyss
Cruel[9] {B} Common Discard / Sacrifice effects Termination Facilitator, Cruel Sadist, Dread Slaver, Dread Presence
Fangs[9] {B} Common Vampires Rodolf Duskbringer, Tivash, Gloom Summoner, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose
Zombies[9] {B} Common Zombies Gravecrawler, Necromancer's Stockpile, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Liliana's Mastery Liliana, Death's Majesty
Gross[9] {B} Common Insects and body-horror Phyrexian Plaguelord, Deathbringer Regent, Ophiomancer Massacre Wurm
Speedy[7] {R} Mythic Haste aggro Ardoz, Cobbler of War Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Spicy[9] {R} Mythic Burn, self-damage Loxodon Warhammer Auntie Blyte, Bad Influence
Dragons[9] {R} Rare Dragons Dragon's Hoard, Lathliss, Dragon Queen Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker
Cycling[9] {R} Rare Cycling Irencrag Pyromancer, Starstorm, Yidaro, Wandering Monster
Experimental[8] {R} Rare "Mad science" / Instant and Sorcery spellcasting Ignite the Future, Mizzix, Replica Rider
Treasure[9] {R} Common Treasure Captain Lannery Storm, Professional Face-Breaker, Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge Goldspan Dragon
Fiery[9] {R} Common Burn & Power-Up Banefire, Ogre Battlecaster Chandra, Flame's Fury
Goblins[6] {R} Common Goblins Krenko, Mob Boss, Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician, Muxus, Goblin Grandee, Ardoz, Cobbler of War
Raid[9] {R} Common Raid / Pirates Brazen Cannonade, Glint-Horn Buccaneer, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
Eldrazi {G} Mythic Eldrazi Endbringer World Breaker
Primates {G} Mythic Apes and Monkeys Monkey Cage Kibo, Uktabi Prince
Landfall[8] {G} Rare Landfall Rampaging Baloths, Courser of Kruphix Avenger of Zendikar
Multi-Headed {G} Rare Hydras Benevolent Hydra Primordial Hydra
Gigantic[9] {G} Rare Stompy Runadi, Behemoth Caller, Engulfing Slagwurm
Elves[9] {G} Common Elves Elvish Warmaster, Imperious Perfect, Wildborn Preserver, Wolverine Riders
Wolves[9] {G} Common Wolves and Werewolves Kessig Cagebreakers, Nightpack Ambusher, Wicked Wolf Master of the Wild Hunt
Ferocious[9] {G} Common Creatures with power 4 or greater Creeperhulk, Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Prowling Serpopard Rhonas the Indomitable
Insects[9] {G} Common Insects Phantom Nantuko, Swarm Shambler, Deadbridge Goliath, Zask, Skittering Swarmlord
Urza's[11] {C} Mythic Tron Walking Ballista Karn Liberated

^† New card.

Tokens[ | ]

Jumpstart 2022 comes with neither tokens nor emblems: that said, a number of cards in the set generate tokens, so a list is provided below for reference.

^‡ These tokens do not have paper printings as of the time of release.
These tokens do not have paper printings as of the time of release, but they were printed afterwards.

Jumpstart 2022 also has a number of cards that produce emblems.

Counter types[ | ]

The set introduced the following new counter type: Reprieve counters

Cycles[ | ]

Jumpstart 2022 contains a cycle of new cards.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Mythic rare half deck mythic legends Lita, Mechanical Engineer (Vehicles) Isu the Abominable (Snow) Ashcoat of the Shadow Swarm (Rats) Auntie Blyte, Bad Influence (Spicy) Kibo, Uktabi Prince (Primates)
Five mythic rare creatures coming from mythic rare half decks in the set.
Hybrid legends Agrus Kos, Eternal Soldier ({R/W}) Kenessos, Priest of Thassa ({G/U}) Rodolf Duskbringer ({W/B}) Mizzix, Replica Rider ({U/R}) Zask, Skittering Swarmlord ({B/G})
Five rare monocolored legendary creatures, each of which has an ability requiring hybrid mana.

Notable cards[ | ]

New cards[ | ]

There are 51 new cards in Jumpstart 2022.

Cards with Anime art[ | ]

Other cards with new art[ | ]

Misprints[ | ]

  • Just like the original Jumpstart product Jumpstart 2022 had massive printing issues, including the same type of very sought after "double printed" cards.

Changes in rarity[ | ]

Uncommon to Common[ | ]

Pack Summary cards[ | ]

See also[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Information below the text box
  2. Adam Styborski (August 24, 2021). "What Happened In Magic Showcase 2021?". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (July 21, 2022). "Jumpstart 2022 Releases December 2, 2022". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Jess Dunks (November 30, 2022). "Jumpstart 2022 Release Notes".
  5. a b c Magic Showcase 2021 (live) (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 24, 2021).
  6. a b c d e f g WPN (July 21, 2022). "Leap Into Jumpstart 2022 Releasing December 2". Wizards Play Network.
  7. a b c Monthly Announcement Day Featuring Secret Lair x Extra Life (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (October 21, 2022).
  8. a b c d e Jumpstart 2022 Previews (Video). Weekly MTG. YouTube (November 22, 2022).
  9. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Wizards of the Coast (November 23, 2022). "Jumpstart 2022 Booster Themes and Card Lists".
  10. Mark Rosewater (November 21, 2022). "The Shapeshifting Sands".
  11. Billy Jensen on MagicCon and Secret Lair Prize Cards (Video). Weekly MTG. YouTube (November 11, 2022).